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You will recognize the amethyst as the gorgeous purple gemstone. This very popular gemstone is a purple type of Quartz, a common mineral. You will notice that this incredible gemstone has quite the variation in color, going from a very light violet pink to a deep purple. The word “Amethyst” actually comes from the Greek word “amethystos”. If you were going to translate this term, you would find that it roughly translates to “not drunken”. The reason for this is because the people of Ancient Greece believed these gemstones had properties in them that made them a great antidote for drunkenness.
Cubic Zirconia (abbreviated CZ) is the best-known man-made diamond simulant. A simulant is any material, natural or created by man, which imitates the appearance of a natural gem whereas a synthetic gem is man-made but must have a natural counterpart that duplicates the chemical, optical, and physical properties of the natural gem. While it's often touted as the most popular diamond simulant, cubic zirconia is also a synthetic gem. Natural crystals of cubic zirconia have only been found as inclusions in zircon.